We are currently living in an era called the Anthropocene, a period that begins when human activities start to have a significant global impact on Earth’s ecosystems.
Scientist, Frank Fenner, believes that this era has had a greater impact on the world than the Ice Age or any destructive comet combined.
He claims that if we continue in this manner, humanity could be extinct in the year 2110.
The greatest threat to humanity is climate change with the earth dangerously overheating due to pollution. As a consequence we will see melting ice caps, devastating droughts and the destruction of habitats like coral reefs.
Worryingly, the world could be free of ice caps as soon as 2018.
As the world grows hotter, food such as maize and wheat crops are expected to plummet by 60 percent.
One of our biggest dangers is reaching the point of peak water, the moment in which demand for this resource begins to outstip its availability. With no alternative to water not only would millions die of thirst but the ground will be unable to provide us with crops.
Currently there are 750 million people worldwide with no access to potable water sources and two thirds of the population are expected to be living in water stretched regions by 2025.
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